World Issues series
Published by Aladdin Books and Franklin Watts, London
The World Issues series was devised by Aladdin Books to present key issues of modern current affairs to 10–14-year-olds. These books are heavily illustrated, but text-led: authors have to assess their subjects in a clear and balanced manner, and find a way of engaging young minds. This is not so difficult, perhaps, with the subject of natural disasters (Nature vs Man). It was rather more of a challenge to unravel the complexities and controversies of the European Union, and set these in the context of the original vision. But as a writer, that’s just the kind of challenge I like.
China: The New Super Power?
Published by Franklin Watts
ISBN-10: 0749662662 (hardback)
ISBN-10: 0749670142 (paperback)
First published in 2005